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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.10, October 2011

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.133, Issue 10, October 2011

2.   Special Issue of Sensors & Transducers, Vol.12, Special Issue

3.   Media Planner 2012: Sensors Web Portal and its Media

4.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

5.   IARIA Sensors Related Conferences: NetWare 2012 and BioSciencesWorld 2012

6.   World Torque Sensors Market Report

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Research News


1. A Soft Technique for Measuring Friction Force Using Neural Network,

    by Sunan Huang, Kok Kiong Tan, pp.1-7

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Neural Net Based Optimization of Wet Thermal Lateral Oxidation Rates,

    by “Moh’d Sami” Ashhab, Nabeel Abo Shaban and Abdulla N. Olimat, pp.8-17

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. ECG Acquisition and Analysis System for Diagnosis of Heart Diseases,

    by Channappa Bhyri, Satish T. Hamde, Laxman M. Waghmare, pp.18-29

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Soft Computing Based PID Controller Tuning and Application to the Pulp and Paper Industry,

    by B. Nagaraj, P. Vijayakumar, pp. 30-43

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Greenhouse Environmental Control Using Optimized MIMO PID Technique,

    by Fateh Bounaama and Belkacem Draoui, pp. 44-52

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Design and Real Time Implementation of CDM-PI Control System in a Conical Tank Liquid Level Process,

    by P. K. Bhaba and S. Somasundaram, pp.53-64

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Fuzzy Logic Applied to an Oven Temperature Control System,

    by Nagabhushana Katte, Nagabhushan Raju Konduru, Bhaskar Pobbathi and Parvathi Sidaraddi, pp.65-73

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Balancing Inverted Pendulum by Angle Sensing Using Fuzzy Logic Supervised PID Controller Optimized by Genetic Algorithm,

    by Ashutosh K. Agarwal, Sanjeev Kumar, pp.74-82

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. A Novel Method for Gearbox Fault Detection Based on Biorthogonal B-spline Wavelet,

    by Guangbin Zhang and Yunjian Ge, pp.83-94

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.A Multi-hop Topology Control Based on Inter-node Range Measurement for Wireless Sensor Networks Node Localization,

    by Ali Husein Alasiry, Shinji Ohyama, pp.95-107

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Distributed Point Source Technique in Modeling Surface-Breaking Crack in a MFL Test,

    by Mehdi Kiyasatfar, Maqsud Golzan, Nader Pourmahmoud, Mehdi Eskandarzade, pp.108-114

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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Nanomaterials & their Composites: from Fabrication to Applications


Selected papers of the 3rd COINAPO Topical Meeting

on Composites of Inorganic Nanotubes & Polymers

2 - 3 March  2011, Sestriere, Italy


1. Preface

    by Ilze Aulika, Katarzyna Bejtka, Irena Drevenšek-Olenik, pp.I-III

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Large-scale Synthesis of WS2 Multiwall Nanotubes and their Dispersion, an Update

    by Alla Zak, Liat Sallacan Ecker, Roni Efrati, Larissa Drangai, Niles Fleischer and Reshef Tenne, pp. 1-10

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Distributed Array of Polymeric Piezo-nanowires through Hard-Templating Method into Porous Alumina

    by Valentina Cauda, Davide Dapra, Ilze Aulika, Angelica Chiodoni, Danilo Demarchi, Pierluigi Civera, Marco Pizzi, pp. 11-17

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Effect of Mo6SxI10-x Nanotubes Addition on Electrooptical Properties of Polymer-dispersed Liquid Crystals

    by Jerneja Milavec, Aleš Mrzel, Irena Drevenšek-Olenik, Mykhailo Pevnyi, Victor Reshetnyak, pp. 18-25

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Charge Transfer Properties of Surface-treated WS2 Nanotubes and Fullerene-like Nanoparticles

    by Tiziana Di Luccio, Carmela Borriello, Sumeet Kumar, Giuseppe Nenna, pp. 26-32

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Nanomaterials Characterization Using Nuclear Methods at IFIN-HH

    by Ion Burducea, Liviu Stefan Craciun, Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Straticiuc, Alin Titus Serban, Petru Mihai Racolta, pp. 33-45

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Transient Grating Experiments on Inorganic–elastomer Nanocomposites

    by Andrea Taschin, Paolo Bartolini, Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer, Raffaele Mezzenga, Aleš Mrzel and Renato Torre, pp.46-52

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. The Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Epoxy Nanocomposites with WS2 Nanotubes

    by Elad Zohar, Sharon Baruch, Mark Shneider, Hanna Dodiuk, Samuel Kenig, H. Daniel Wagner, Alla Zak, Alex Moshkovith, Lev Rapoport, Reshef Tenne, pp.53-65

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Ultrasonic Characterization of Dynamic Elastic Properties of Polymer Composites with Inorganic Nanotubes

    by V. Samulionis, J. Banys, A. Sanches-Ferrer and R. Mezzenga, pp.66-70

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Dynamic- and Thermo- mechanical Analysis of Inorganic Nanotubes/elastomer Composites

     by Armin Fuith, Marius Reinecker, Antoni Sánchez-Ferrer, Raffaele Mezzenga, Aleš Mrzel, Maris Knite, Ilze Aulika, Marija Dunce and Wilfried Schranz, pp. 71-79

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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NetWare 2012: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/NetWare12.html



1) The 3rd International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES' 2012),

    19-24 August 2012, Rome, Italy. Deadline: 5 April 2012






Sensor devices: Movement sensors (acceleration, rotation, speed, inclination, torque, vibrations, resonance); Atmosphere sensors (gas, oxygen, temperature, moisture, vacuum, pressure, wind); Position sensors (displacement, position, proximity, level, gap); Liquid sensors (flow, moisture, humidity, pH, pressure); Sound sensors (acoustic, ultrasonic, resonance); Technology-oriented sensors (nanosensors, optical, chemical, magnetic, biosensors)


Ultrasonic and Piezosensors: Design; Technologies; Signal conditioning; Applications


Photonics: Photonics-based sensors; Optoelectronics; Photonics-based metrology and instrumentation; Photonic integrated circuits; Opto-electro-mechanical sensors and systems


Infrared: Infrared sensing; Passive infrared sensors; Infrared proximity sensors; Infrared temperature sensors; Infrared motion sensors; Infrared sonics; Pyroelectric infrared


Geosensors: Geosensor networks; Monitoring geographic space change, Tracking moving objects; Spatiotemporal sensors; Motion imagery records and analysis; Geovisualization; Application of geosensor networks


Sensor device technologies: Energy harvesting for autonomous sensors; Smart sensors; Embedded sensors; Nanomaterials for sensors; Nanowire sensors; Nanoparticule-based technologies; Ultrasonic technologies; Film-bases sensors; Resonant systems; Optical interferometry; Micro-and nanofabrication; Coating materials


Sensors signal conditioning and interfacing circuits: Direct sensor-to-microcontroller interfacing; ASICs and ICs for sensors; Signal conditioning; Signal processing; Sensors buses and interfaces; Multi-sensor signal conditioning and sensor arrays; Smart sensor interfaces; Digital and analog sensor interfaces; Universal sensors and transducers interface


Medical devices and sensors applications: Design and technologies for medical devices and sensors; Specialized sensors: EEG, ECG, accelerometers, pressure sensors, temperature sensors; Body sensors


Sensors domain-oriented devices, technologies, and applications: Environmental sensors; Bridges and civil construction sensors; Security sensors; Surveillance sensors; Space sensors; Image sensors


Sensor-based localization and tracking technologies: Distributed and cooperative methods for ad hoc sensor networks; Measurement techniques (RSS, TOA, TDOA, etc.); Indoor/outdoor localization and tracking; Localization and tracking using satellites (GPS, Galileo); Radars; Remote sensing




2) The 6th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM' 2012),

    19-24 August 2012, Rome, Italy. Deadline: 5 April 2012






APASN: Architectures, protocols and algorithms of sensor networks

MECSN: Energy, management and control of sensor networks

RASQOFT: Resource allocation, services, QoS and fault tolerance in sensor networks

PESMOSN: Performance, simulation and modelling of sensor networks

SEMOSN: Security and monitoring of sensor networks

SECSED: Sensor circuits and sensor devices

RIWISN: Radio issues in wireless sensor networks

SAPSN: Software, applications and programming of sensor networks

DAIPSN: Data allocation and information in sensor networks

DISN: Deployments and implementations of sensor networks

UNWAT: Under water sensors and systems

ENOPT: Energy optimization in wireless sensor networks




3) The 5th International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics (CENICS' 2012)

    19-24 August 2012, Rome, Italy. Deadline: 5 April 2012







Semiconductors and applications: Special semiconductors; Tunable bandgap semiconductors; Piezoelectricity; Polarization; Breakdown voltage; Superconductivity; Ferromagnetism; Biocompatibility; Chemical and thermal stability; Power amplification at very high frequencies; High temperature electronics; LEDs and lasers; Photodetectors; Transistors; Piezoelectric filters


Design, models and languages: Languages and models for specification and design of hardware; Robust, reliable and/or safe embedded electronics; Circuits/hardware description languages; Standards related to design languages; Processor and memory design; Embedded system design; VHDL-related standards; Electronic circuits modelling; Automatic generation of models; Quantitative analysis of models; Distributed CAD systems; Collaborative design based on Internet and WWW; Electronic systems design based on WWW; System- and high-level synthesis, HW/SW codesign


Signal processing circuits: Signal processing; High-speed signal processing; Multi-scale signal processing and imaging; Asynchronous circuits and systems; High frequency processing; Power and signal amplifiers; Parallel processing circuits; Equalization processing; Compression, transcoding, and applied signal processing


Arithmetic computational circuits: Operational arithmetic circuits; Basic arithmetic operations; Modular operations; Decimal-floating point operations; Multiple-precision operations; Squaring and exponentiation; Polynomial evaluations; Periodic functions; Operational approximations; Parallel decimal operations


Microelectronics: Components and circuits for communications; HMIC and MMIC design; Micro-electronics; Nano-electronics; Lasers and mini-lasers; Miniature devices; Low power electronics; Nano-scale electronics materials


Electronics technologies: Organic optoelectronic; Implantable electronics; Wearable electronics; Low power electronics; Electronic microarray technology and applications; RF and Microwave


Special circuits: Programmable circuits; Design of reconfigurable micro-chips; VLSI circuits design; Low-noise circuits; Digital modulators; Micro-sensors; Micro-antennas; Thermal circuits; Reconfigurable circuits; Dynamically reconfigurable processors; Oscillators; VCOs and phased-array transmitters


Consumer electronics: Home-oriented electronics; Biometric circuits; Home gateway; Home theater circuitry; Game systems; Interactive and directed programming electronics; Advanced DVD and CD; Interactive and directed programming electronics


Application-oriented electronics: Navigation electronics; Industrial electronics; Automotive electronics; Application-oriented electronics; Telemedicine and eHealth electronics; Biochip design for health science applications; Bio-systems and miniature instruments; Biosensors and biosensor networks; Industrial measurement electronics; Industrial control electronics; Energy distribution electronics; Energy saving and conversion circuits; Indoor and outdoor light control systems; Power electronics; Avionics electronics; Railways electronics; Vehicular electronics; Embedded electronics; Process industry electronics




BioSciencesWorld 2012: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/BioSciencesWorld12.html


1)  The 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies (BIOTECHNO' 2012), topic: Biosensors;

    25-29 March 2012, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. Deadline: 5 November 2011



2) The 3rd International Conference on Bioenvironment, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies (BIONATURE' 2012),

    25-29 March 2012, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. Deadline: 5 November 2011


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Bullet World Torque Sensors Market Report



The USD 647.1 Million Global Torque Sensor Market to Grow to USD 1.06 Billion by 2017.


Technological advances in torque sensors have come at a gradual pace but the accrued improvements in reliability, accuracy, performance, and longevity have broadened their scope of applications. Torque sensors have found their way into diverse fields such as telemetry, prosthetics in medical applications, turbo-engine applications in aerospace, and engines in electric and hybrid vehicles. Their superior response times also make them ideal for many electronic applications. End-users have come to realize that if the force generated along with the torque is reduced, the safety of the machine and operations can be augmented. Therefore, strict safety regulations in countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France have dramatically increased their reliance on torque sensors. Of all the application industries that have acknowledged the importance of measuring torque, the most developed is automotive. The popularity of small cars facilitates the introduction of electric power systems and consequently, torque sensors. As hydraulic power steering decreases cabin space and raises the load ratio in small cars, automotive manufacturers are increasingly turning to electric steering systems, which require torque sensors to monitor the force applied to them. Further, automobile suppliers can test the operation of fitted ignition switches as early as in the production stage with the aid of torque sensors.


Apart from automotive, the industrial, T&M, and medical application markets are also experiencing considerable demand. Customers in the industrial and T&M sectors prefer innovative methods of monitoring and testing, which leads not only to a standard rate of replacement but also the introduction of various types of torque sensors. The rising importance of torque testing in the assembly of safety-related components and equipment will give a huge boost to the demand for torque sensors. The market will also get a shot in the arm with the rapid expansion of aircraft fleet in the Asia Pacific. With larger numbers of aircraft being manufactured, there will be a corresponding rise in the sales of torque sensors. The sensors' role in continuously monitoring and measuring helicopters' operations will also stand in good stead, as these machines are the primary modes of transport to and from offshore oil rigs and other remote oil fields. With diminishing supplies of fuel driving fuel companies to drill in more distant areas, torque sensor companies will find a vast market in the aerospace end-user sector.


Meanwhile, sensor manufacturers are working on the integration of diagnostics to the torque module to make it a single unit, as it will offer the advantages of reduced costs and size and will serve as a universal module suited to most industrial applications. Advances in technology, coupled with a drop in prices, have multiplied the applications for torque sensors modules. In time, torque sensors have started becoming an integral part of most rotating machines, parts, and device modules. However, this diversity of applications challenges the manufacturers to orient torque sensors to the designs of the equipment, device, machinery or instrument where the torque is used. Knowing the options available to make the connection with the rotating torque sensor can greatly affect the price of the sensor package. While sliprings are an economical solution, but inadequate, the more technically advanced solutions are more expensive. To assess the exact nature of the torque to be measured, as well the factors that can alter that torque in the effort to measure it, will have a profound impact on the reliability of the data collected.



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